- Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
- Pinot Noir
- 2022 - 2031
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, December 2019
Les Chanlins sits right on the border of Volnay and has a reputation for crafting highly elegant Pommard. In 2018 the clay-based soils of this vineyard have helped to produce a somewhat atypical, robust and powerfully structured wine. Very dense, with stunning dark black fruits, superb concentration and impressive length. Lovely.
Burghound, April 2020,
A slightly riper yet still cool nose offers up liqueur-like aromas of essence of red cherry, spice and lilac. Once again, the medium-bodied flavors possess a gorgeous mouthfeel while retaining good energy and delineation on the equally stony finale that could also use a bit more overall depth. Drink 2026+
Domaine Anne-Françoise Gros
The name Gros is one of the most famous in the Côte de Nuits, synonymous with great Vosne Romaneé. The original Gros domaine is now divided amongst four family members. Anne-Françoise, daughter of Jean Gros, married into another great Burgundy dynasty, the Parent family of Pommard. In 1998 François Parent and Anne Françoise combined their domaines to create a superb 10 hectare property comprising some of the finest terroirs in the Côte d’Or. Today their children Caroline and Mathias run the estate, with Mathias ever experimenting and pushing boundaries in both vineyard and cellar.
A long popular appellation, Pommard is yet another exclusive red wine area which produces by far the most structured reds of the Côte de Beaune. It extracts rich body and long ageing potential from the limestone/iron-rich clay soil. Some examples can be markedly rustic, yet as time has passed and winemaking know-how has improved, Pommard's wines are becoming softer and more approachable when young. Its vines cover 317 hectares of which over a third are premier cru vineyards. Several have pronounced following and even one, Les Rugiens, is being pushed to become a grand cru.